PressTV-Assange rejects UK-Ecuador deal to leave embassy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has rejected a proposed plan by Ecuadorean president to leave the country’s embassy in London with his lawyers insisting that the deal would not shield him against persecution and potential extradition to the US.

Assange’s legal team dismissed the agreement with British authorities, as described by President Lenin Moreno in an interview with a local radio station, emphasizing that it would not offer their client protection against “persecution” and likely handover to the US, where he is wanted for criminal charges of unveiling classified military and government information.

Moreno said there was now a “path” for Assange’s exit from the Ecuadorean Embassy in London — where he has been holed up for six years – following a deal with the British government, based on which “he would not be extradited to any country with the death penalty,” UK-based daily Independent reported Friday.

“The way…

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